What is Cooperative Education?

Combining Academic Knowledge with the Business World!

Cooperative Education expands learning experiences through paid employment in a supervised, educational work setting related to the student's major.

Internships are paid and unpaid positions related to the student's major. Internships can be held for a semester or summer. The length of time commitment is pre-defined by the employer.



  • Connects classroom-related education with practical work experience
  • Clarifies career goals and suitability of career choice
  • Gain relevant employment skills and realistic expectations of the work force
  • Learn more about the expectations and needs of employers
  • Take advantage of networking and mentoring opportunities
  • Develops independence, maturity, and responsibility
  • Develops confidence, communication skills, and teamwork through working with others
  • Earn a paycheck, gain experience, and receive academic credit